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Style / Period

does the work or section fall into a standard "template"?

2

Use of thematic or motivic materials

is there a unifying motive? is there an intervallic sequence that has structural significance?

3

Harmonic Overview

Tonal? Pre tonal? Post Tonal? Harmonic language - chordal analysis or general decription?

4

Rhythmic Overview

Distinguishing rhythmic features

5

Growth / Development / Pacing

Consider how the composer creates and resolves tension

6

Texture

consider common textures; homorhythmic, poyphonic/contrapuntal, melody and accompaniment, always describe the texture

7

Golden Ratio

each subsequent number is the sum of the previous numbers; build up is 2/3 of a piece of music and release from climax is last third

8

planing

a series of chords presented in the same inversion

9

freely tonal

music that derives stability through menas other than traditional tonic-dominant relationships. This may be achieved through focus on (by repetition of) a tone, chord or scale.

10

scalar basis

a scale or mode is one component that generates harmonic and melodic materials. Examples : Debussy's use of church modes, pentatonic and whole tone scales; Bartok's use of "synthetic" scales; Stravinsky's use of octatonic scale

11

foreground

most important or most prominent material

12

midground

accompaniment, secondary supporting material

13

background

harmonic other supporting material